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If you can't breathe, you can't function: Integrating Cardiopulmonary and Postural Control Strategies in the Paediatric Population

When: October 27, 2018

Time: All Day Saturday

Where: John McGivney Children's Centre
3945 Matchette Road Windsor, ON N9C 4C2

This course is geared towards paediatric physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech language therapists.

This course will challenge the practitioner to make a paradigm shift: connecting breathing mechanics and postural control with management of trunk pressures. Through her model of postural control (Soda Pop Can Model), the speaker will link breathing mechanics with motor and physiologic behaviors (a multi-system perspective). She will present novel research demonstrating the role of vocal folds as postural stabilizers, extending the concept of “core stability” from the vocal folds on the top of the trunk to the pelvic floor on the bottom. Numerous interventions will be presented that use positioning and ventilatory strategies to optimize motor performance. Neuromotor breathing retraining techniques and manual assistive cough techniques will be the focus of treatment labs. Multiple patient cases will be presented throughout the course. The emphasis of the course will be on developing practical, quick clinical solutions for paediatric patients in all practice settings.

Check out the course brochure for more informaiton. 

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